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Friedrich Accum

Friedrich Christian Accum or Frederick Accum was a German chemist, whose most important achievements included advances in the field of gas lighting, efforts to keep processed foods free from dangerous additives, and the promotion of interest in the science of chemistry to the general populace. From 1793 to 1821 Accum lived in London. Following an apprenticeship as an apothecary, he opened his own commercial laboratory enterprise. His business manufactured and sold... Read More

BornMarch 29, 1769
Bückeburg, Schaumburg-Lippe
DiedJune 28, 1838 (aged 69)
Berlin, German Confederation
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